Contents tagged with Kherson

  • Pro-Kremlin leaders of Ukraine’s occupied Kherson to ask Putin to join Russian Federation

    The Russian-occupied region of Kherson in southern Ukraine plans to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to incorporate it into the Russian Federation, Russia’s TASS news agency reported.

    According to “head of the military civil administration” in the occupied territory, Kirill Stremousov, the pro-Kremlin officials wish for Kherson to join the Russian Federation through an act of decree from Moscow, not by a referendum.

    "No KhPR [Kherson People’s Republic] will be created on the territory of …

  • Russian administrator says ruble will be adopted in occupied territories in Ukraine

    Russian civilian and military administrator Kirill Stremousov said the Russian ruble will be introduced in regions of Ukraine that are under Russian military control, specifically in the Kherson region.

    “Beginning May 1, we will move to the ruble zone,” Stremousov said, as cited by Russia’s state-run RIA Novosti news agency.

    He noted there would be a four-month grace period during which both the ruble and Ukraine’s currency, the hryvnia, could be used. “Then we will completely switch to …

  • Ukrainian intelligence warns Russia preparing ‘pseudo-referendums’ in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions

    Ukraine’s General Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense has warned that Russia is preparing to hold “pseudo-referendums” in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions with the goal of declaring “people’s republics” and joining the Russian Federation, according to the Directorate’s Facebook page.

    According to the social media post, Ukrainian intelligence found “in the occupied territory of the Kherson region, print ballots, forms, brochures, posters and flyers supporting a ‘referendum’ …

  • Ukrainian intelligence: Russia may invade Kherson region

    The Russian army may attack the Kherson region, reported the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence Service.

    It is noted that before the annexation of Crimea by Russia, mainland Ukraine provided up to 85% of the peninsula's needs for fresh water. Thus, Russia "can, under a far-fetched pretext, move deep into the Kherson region in order to capture the north-Crimean Canal dam."

    According to the Ukrainian Foreign Intelligence, at the moment, the Kremlin is counting on the COVID-19 pandemic to improve …

  • Governor of Kherson region calls on Kyiv to deploy additional troops amid growing threat of Russian attack

    In an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet LB.ua, the head of the Kherson Region, Yuri Gusev, said that he had appealed to the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine to increase the number of military personnel in the region amid reports that Russia can conduct a military operation against Ukraine from the annexed Crimea.

    According to Gusev, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry pledged to allocate necessary infrastructure to accommodate additional units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in …

  • Ukraine tests S-125 Pechora surface-to-air missile system against sea targets

    The surface-to-air missiles that were launched successfully destroyed a target ship in the Black Sea, the Ukrainian Navy said in a press release. According to the report, the tests were done at the Yahorlyk Test Range in the Kherson region. The two launched S-125 surface-to-air missiles destroyed a decommissioned Ukrainian naval vessel, which served as the target. The tests were declared successful. “During the combat launches, the missiles launched from the S-125 system destroyed a surface …

  • Ukraine to build floating spacecraft launch platform

    The Ukrainian Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant or Yuzhmash started creating a spacecraft launch floating platform in Kherson, stated the plant’s General Director, Serhiy Voyt, Ukrinform reports. 

    “Ukraine does not have its own Cosmodrome (spacecraft launch site) but Yuzhmash itself specializes in manufacturing of rockets and is involved in foreign economic activity with 23 countries, including Europe. We should have our own platform for launching spacecraft and it can be created in the Kherson …

  • Ukrainian military test surface-to-air missiles near annexed Crimea

    The press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported that the Ukrainian military tested air defense systems in the Kherson region. The exercises using modernized 2К12-2D Kub and BM9K330 Tor air defense systems were conducted at Yahorlyk test range, near the annexed Crimea.  

    “Tests of the modernized air defense systems, which are being brought back to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, are in the final phase. It will give us the opportunity to form new units, to significantly increase …

  • Sea Breeze 2019 international exercises to be held in three southern regions of Ukraine

    The international military exercises Sea Breeze 2019 will be held in Mykolaiv, Kherson and Odessa regions in the north-western part of the Black Sea, the press service of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported.

    During the preparatory conference, in Odessa, the participating countries clarified training tasks, developed a scenario and training plan, prepared the leadership headquarters for in accordance with NATO standards.

    According to the plan of exercises, the current Ukrainian-American …

  • Ukrainian Police finds secret water pipeline running from Kherson region into Crimea

    Ukrainian law enforcement officers found a clandestine water pipeline running into annexed Crimea from the Kherson region, as reported on the website of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine. The water supply well was fifteen meters away from the boundary line. According to preliminary information, a concealed plastic pipe was laid before 2014 and leads to an industrial enterprise in the Crimea.

    "During the pre-trial investigation against CJSC Crimean Titan, two water supply wells in the …